Title: The Shock of Night
Author: Patrick W. Carr
Publisher: Bethany House
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Synopsis: “When one man is brutally murdered and the priest he works for mortally wounded on the streets of Bunard, Willet Dura is called to investigate. Yet the clues to the crime lead to contradictions and questions without answers. As Willet begins to question the dying priest, the man pulls Willet close and screams in a foreign tongue. Then he dies without another word.
Willet returns to the city, no closer to answers than before, but his senses are skewed. People he touches appear to have a subtle shift, a twist seen at the edge of his vision, and it’s as though he can see their deepest thoughts. In a world divided between haves and have-nots, gifted and common, Willet soon learns he’s been passed the rarest gift of all: a gift that’s not supposed to exist.
Now Willet must pursue the murderer still on the loose in Bunard even as he’s pulled into a much more dangerous and epic conflict that threatens not only his city, but his entire world–a conflict that will force him to come to terms with his own tortured past if he wants to survive.”
There are two different points of view in this story, Willet and the Vigil.
You have this society with a king and people who have gifts. These gifts make you better at something than normal or may give you a supernatural gift. I really liked the gift Willet was given, but I don’t want to tell you what it is, you’ll just have to read the book and find out for yourselves. I really liked Willet’s personality and his sense of humor. Bolt, I loved his personality. My favorite character is Gael. She’s strong and she isn’t afraid to follow her heart. There is a good deal of mystery in the story and a bit of romance, which I really love. Read the book to find out more.
I am looking forward to reading the next book. Highly recommended! I give this book 4.5 Stars out of 5 stars.
FTC disclaimer: I received free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review.